By now you’ve seen the headlines; if you’re a medical marijuana distributor you’ve gotta be pissed. But fair enough; gotta regulate the industry all the way and eliminate the black market, which doesn’t care to whom it sells; keep it from kids – control the supply.
Seed to sale tracking, so you know whose product you find across state lines. Concessions to the Feds. Who’ve been cool as shit so far; to be fair, they’ve got bigger concerns. Here’s an idea to balance the budget: defund the DEA!
Growers and Processors should find plenty of secure warehouse space for their LCB-mandated-high-security operations in the industrial district. Taxable retail sales are expected to begin mid 2014; licenses to operate 334 stores statewide will go on sale mid-November 2013. 61 in King County. 21 in Seattle.
Medical Marijuana dispensaries must obtain a retailer’s license by 2015. There are currently 200 MMJ dispensaries in Seattle. Squeezed out, bitch!
Silver lining: If you’ve got a medical card you can still own more than an ounce, and grow up to 3 “unlicensed” plants.